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Eagles' Carson Wentz among 5 finalists vying for NFL's Rookie of the Year award

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Jan 1, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) meet on the field after a game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Philadelphia Eagles won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports 2 / 2

What has been predicted by fans for weeks has now officially been confirmed as the NFL announced Friday that Carson Wentz is one of five finalists competing for the NFL's Pepsi Rookie of the Year award.

Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, is in extremely tough company as this year's rookie class is one of the most impressive the NFL has put out in years.

Finalists for the award include: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Atlanta Falcons defensive back Deion Jones, and San Diego Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa.

Wentz led all rookies in passing yards with 3,782 and had the second-most passing touchdowns with 16. Wentz also set the Eagles' franchise single-season record for completions with 379 on the season. Wentz also recorded four games with 300 or more passing yards, most among rookies. 

Wentz finished the season with three NFL Rookie of the Week awards, all of which came in the first five weeks of the season.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had five Rookie of the Week awards, while fellow teammate Ezekiel Elliott finished with four on the season.

The Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award is voted on by the fans, with the winner being announced on the NFL Honors show the night before the Super Bowl.

You can vote for the NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Year candidate by clicking here.

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